'I am very proud to introduce to you the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science'

A message from Dean Amir Asif
September 24, 2018
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By Amir Asif

The start of the school year is usually a special time on campus. As we begin the 2018-2019 academic year, our faculty is bustling with excitement as we enter a new period in our history: we have a new name!

I am very proud to introduce to you the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science.

I have come to know Gina Cody over the last four years. She is Concordia’s first concurrent PhD graduate in engineering and computer science, a great friend of the faculty, and chair of our advisory committee. I cannot think of a better namesake for a place that means so much to us. 

As part of our new name, our school will see the development of new scholarships at the graduate and undergraduate levels, the establishment of endowed research chairs, and an increase in research funding. We will also witness the growth of a gender parity strategy, led by an associate dean focusing on diversity, equity and inclusion.

In this spirit, this term’s Capstone print publication features the work of women at the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science. They work at the forefront of their fields, in teaching and research, as well as hold administrative positions. Together, they are shaping the next generation of engineers and computer scientists.

This new era comes at an already exciting time. This year marks the 50th anniversary of our bachelor's of engineering. When I look back at what our graduates have done over the last 50 years, I am excited to think of what is yet to come.

In addition, our eight undergraduate engineering programs recently renewed their accreditations for the maximum duration. These programs remain high in demand as we continue to offer courses that cover the rapidly evolving needs of society. Our research funding and productivity are also at unprecedented levels, which we hope inspires a new generation of engineering and computer science leaders at Concordia.

It is a pleasure to lead a school that has such an enormous reserve of talent at such an exciting time. We are working to ensure a brighter future for all, and I would appreciate hearing your thoughts on the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science.
 

Find out more about Gina Cody's $15-million gift for the next generation of Concordians.



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